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9781910709177
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ISBN
9781910709177

eBook ISBN
9781910709191

Publication date
16th January 2017

RRP
£8.99

Binding
PB B

Extent (number of pages)
272

Territory

Worldwide : Excl AUS & NZ

BIC category
F

US publication date
14th February 2017

US RRP
$14.95

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Songs from the Violet Café

Author Fiona Kidman

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From the author of The Infinite Air, a powerful story of women’s lives spanning decades and continents.

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From the author of The Infinite Air, a powerful story of women’s lives spanning decades and continents.

New Zealand, 1943. Violet Trench crosses Lake Rotorua with a small boy, Wing Lee, but rows back alone.

Twenty years later, the same body of water is the scene of an event that will have lasting repercussions for Violet and her employees at the cafe she runs now on the lake shore. The lives of these young people will diverge, their paths to independence taking them as far apart as Cambodia and the USA, but Violet’s influence will continue to mark both those who leave and those who stay behind.

Reviews
‘Readers are in good hands; like all Kidman’s writing, it is engaging and captivating.’ The Lady Magazine
‘Kidman, a poet, is a beautiful writer.’ The Times
‘Absorbing and fearlessly written. Beautifully executed!’ Caroline Wallace, author of The Drowning of Arthur Braxton and The Finding of Martha Lost
‘Fiona Kidman has written a subtle, intensely wrought novel of echoes and shadows falling across decades and continents. The interwoven lives emerge and disappear with the abrupt clarity of memory. Stark and unsentimental in its acceptance of dependence, warm and haunting about lives never quite –but almost–reclaimed.’ Janet Todd, author of A Man of Genius
‘A novel of relationships and how the effects of our interactions with each other ripple out across both time and distance… A truly wonderful novel.’ Literary Flits

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Dame Fiona Kidman is a leading contemporary novelist, short story writer and poet. Kidman has won numerous awards, and she has been the recipient of fellowships, grants and other significant honours, as well as being a consistent advocate for New Zealand writers and literature. She is the President…

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